Three Union Pacific Menus

Here are three menus whose covers we’ve seen before but which offer different menus on the inside. First is a 1963 City of Los Angeles dinner menu with Sun Valley’s golf course on the cover, which we previously saw on a 1965 coffee shop menu.

Click image to download a 1.4-MB PDF of this menu.

A couple of days ago, I noted that the coffee shop menus of this era had a lot of variety, and that was partly to make up for the fact that the dining car menu shown here only had five table d’hôte meals and no a la carte. I wonder if that was due to some limitation of the dome dining cars or if the dome diners were so popular that UP wanted to route the riff raff to the coffee shop cars.

Next is a 1964 dinner menu that was also used on the City of Los Angeles. In fact, the menu on the inside is identical to the golf course menu above: both offer charcoal broiled steak, lake trout, veal cutlets, lamb chops, and a duluxe salad bowl for exactly the same prices.

Click image to download a 1.3-MB PDF of this menu.

We’ve previously seen this cover on a 1958 City of Portland coffee shop menu and an undated (but probably also around 1958) lunch menu. I like the little graphic in the upper left that shows a cowboy waving at a Union Pacific domeliner.

Click image to download a 1.1-MB PDF of this menu.

Finally we have a breakfast menu that was used on a 1966 tour from Las Vegas to Chicago, which also means the City of Los Angeles. The unpriced menu offers a variety of breakfasts including roast beef hash, griddle cakes, French toast, and ham, bacon, or sausage with eggs. We’ve previously seen this photo on a 1970 City of Los Angeles lunch menu.

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